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…. an engineer, singer and photographer living in Scotland

Front Garden raised bed.

Garden Update – 10 April 2016

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The winter that has just finished has been notable for the amount of rain that has fallen. This has left the grass waterlogged. On Friday 8 April our gardener who cuts our grass visited for the first time. What is notable after the first cut is the amount of moss. This, associated with a delivery of broad bean seedlings, prompted a weekend in the garden.

Planted Broad Bean Seedlings

Planted Broad Bean Seedlings
9 April 2016

The variety I selected is Masterpiece Green. Next I turned to onion bed. Last autumn, I planted onions, garlic and shallots and installed them in a poly-tunnel. Now the poly-cover has been removed. The garlic and shallots have grown well over the winter, whilst the onions have not grown that well. Incidentally, the damp winter has not been good for the storage of the onions harvested last autumn.

Onion Bed

Onion Bed
9 April 2016

The dead vegetation in the shrub bed was removed. Further tidying up is necessary and that will be planned later in the spring.

The potato planters where removed from storage and planted up. This year, the planter varieties are 2nd Early Charlotte (repeating last year’s success) and Maincrop Desiree.

Potato planters and patio fruit trees

Potato planters and patio fruit trees
9 April 2016

In the front garden, a general tidy up was undertaken. The dead stalks from the lavender bush were removed and the raised bed was tidied up. The planter by the front door was checked out, however the tulips planted in it last year have not sprouted this year. The Lithodora is already producing blue flowers.

Front Door planter

Front Door planter
10 April 2016

Author: Stewart

An instrumentation engineer who enjoys photography and singing. Working in the West of Scotland; a member of St Mary's Cathedral Glasgow and Southwark Cathedral; and a volunteer guard/signalman on the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales.

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